The hamlet is a cluster of six buildings, set in 80 acres of deciduous forest, amongst rolling hills and steep escarpments; all hidden in a wooded river valley in the far south of Aveyron, France's wildest and least populated region.
The seclusion and natural surroundings make this the perfect place for a retreat, a getaway, a hideaway, a holiday or a celebration. We offer beautiful accommodation with all the wild, open space, privacy and peace you could ever need.
The outdoor and indoor space here makes the venue ideal for group trips. And so we are specialising in accommodating retreats and residential workshops, be they yoga, artistic, business, spiritual or learning related. The place is also ideal for groups for private celebrations and gatherings. That said, if you're an individual, couple or family who just wants a holiday we'll make you very welcome.
We can currently accommodate eight to ten people in our four large en suite rooms; though there are spare bed and canvas options available for larger groups (see our Accommodation page for more details).
This place is here to be filled, lived in and enjoyed. Our ethos emphasises community spirit and communality, governed only by mutual respect and respect for our surroundings. With all that in mind, we treat our guests as our friends. We offer unusually inexpensive stays, partly because we're here to enjoy it too. We'll welcome you and put you up in great rooms, in stunning surroundings but we won't be running round cleaning up after you every day...
The air here is pure and the water in the region is said to be the purest in France. The lack of light pollution guarantees you a dome of stars for a night sky and, unless you want to make some noise, you'll rarely hear a sound to suggest that there's a world outside.
We aim to make the hamlet as self-sufficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Our water is all sourced on the land from a spring up in the hills. All heating is either solar powered or wood fired, sustainably sourced from the land. Our street lighting is solar powered and whilst the rest of our electricity is currently mains fed, we are working on reducing our reliance on the grid.
wood fired pizza oven
sustainable wood heating
HIKING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
(wood fired and spring fed!)
“A breathtaking setting"
“A beautiful part of the world"